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‘Forensic Breakthrough’ Leads to Potential Suspect in 40-Year-Old Irish Massacre

The Kingsmill massacre, the execution of 10 unarmed men, is one of the most infamous attacks from the violent era of the ‘Troubles’ in...

3,000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid

Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin. "The fingerprints were left by craftsmen who...

Researchers to uncover forensic secrets of Britain’s historic wax seals

Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society hidden within the wax seals of...

Forensics in History: Skeletons Shed New Light on Black Death

It was a typical start to the re-examination of a cold but controversial case.  Twenty-five skeletons were discovered during a construction project in London,...

Murder at the museum: death and decay go on display

Photographs showing the gradual decomposition of human bodies, a scene-of-the-crime sketch of one of Jack the Ripper’s murders and an hour-long sound recording of...

10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder

Ever since we realized that catching a malefactor wasn't as simple as throwing them in the water to see if they floated, we had...

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